UGC Quad Fellowship 2022 | Call for application for the Quad Fellowship

UGC Quad Fellowship 2022: Applications are invited for the Quad fellowship – a first-of-its-kind scholarship program that brings together up to 25 engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and technologists from each of the four Quad countries (Australia, India, Japan, and the United States) to advance innovation and research by pursuing their graduate degrees in the United States.

The Quad Fellowship, a new graduate-level fellowship designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists, is recruiting its first cohort this year.

This program will sponsor 1O0 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technologist, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States.

Important Dates : UGC Quad Fellowship 2022

  • March 2022: Application Opens
  • June 30, 2022: Application Closes
  • July 2022 – October 2022: Application Review Period
  • October 2022: Quad Fellows are selected and pre-Fellowship programming begins
  • August 2023: Residential experience and Fellowship programming begins
  • Summer 2024: Senior Fellowship (alumni) programming begins

Eligibility : UGC Quad Fellowship 2022

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application submission
  • Be citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan, or the United States
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2023  
  • Have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level
  • If applicants are currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program, they may apply if they will be enrolled in a qualified academic program during their time as a Fellow (i.e., August 2023 – May 2024)

How to Apply? UGC Quad Fellowship 2022

  1. Confirm you are eligible for the Quad Fellowship by reviewing the eligibility criteria below. 
  2. Complete the online application form by the deadline of June 30, 2022 at 5pm EST. All application materials, including your resume, transcript, and letters of recommendation, must be in English. If your application is not in English, please submit a translated transcript that is signed and certified by your institution or an official translator. Note: The application requires three letters of recommendation. Both the application form and the letters of recommendation must be submitted by June 30, 2022. We encourage you to reach out to your recommenders as early as possible to ensure timely submission.
  3. Await notification for the next steps by mid-July. Selected applicants will advance to the interview stage of the selection process. 

Required Application Materials

  • Official Transcript from Undergraduate University 
    • The Quad Fellowship requires a complete and official record of your higher education. If your official transcript is not in English, please include both the original and a translated copy. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, please also include your most recent transcript from your current program.
  • Statement of Purpose 
    • The Statement of Purpose is your opportunity to explain your academic and professional interests and experiences. It should also include how you intend to impact others for the better through your work, and how being a Quad Fellow will aid you in achieving your professional aspirations.
  • 2 Short Essays
    • The short essay responses are opportunities to explain in more detail what you would uniquely bring to the Quad Fellowship and how it would uniquely benefit your academic and professional goals. There are two essay subjects: Leading Positive Change and Sharing and Bridging Diverse Perspectives. For each, you will be able to choose from among a handful of essay prompts. It is recommended to select prompts that will provide new or supplementary information for the Quad Fellowship Admissions Team.
  • Resume
    • Your resume should be no more than 2 pages and should include all relevant experiences, including but not limited to education, work experience, volunteer work, and publications.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
    • Your application must include three letters of recommendation. At least two letters of recommendation must come from professors who can speak to your academic abilities. The third letter of recommendation may come from either a professional contact or another academic contact. When choosing recommenders, select those individuals who can speak to both your academic abilities as well as your commitment to making positive impact through your work. 
    • All letters of recommendation must be in English. Recommenders may address their letters to the Quad Fellowship Admissions Team. Applicants will provide their recommenders’ contact information and the recommenders will be able to submit their letters directly to the Quad Fellowship through the application portal. Be sure to give your recommenders at least 3 weeks of notice to complete their letters by June 2022.
  • TOEFL Scores 
    • All Quad Fellowship programming will be conducted in English, and all Quad Fellows will study at English-language universities in the US. Therefore, full English proficiency is required for participation in the program. If you are not a native English speaker and/or have not studied at an English post-secondary institution for at least two years, you will need to submit your scores from an English proficiency examination such as the TOEFL. 

Optional Application Materials

  • Additional standardized test scores such as GRE
    • Additional standardized test scores are not required. However, you are welcome to submit them with your application.

Details may be seen in the link: https://www.quadfellowship.ore/outreachpackaqe (Password: QuadFellowship2O22).

There will be no financial liability on the part of UGC for this fellowship prograrnme

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